San Francisco artist and illustrator Khoa Ho captures the founding essence of heroic characters caught between the shades and shadows of their lives in this striking series of images.
Ho takes the stark silhouettes of Batman, Superman, Wolverine, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Flash, reduces each icon to a simple archetype, then melds them with the defining incidents of their past, revealing how they're inextricably linked to the complexities of their present selves.
Whoa. Heavy stuff!
Here's what the artist had to say about his compelling concept: